We're so excited to let you know that we've been shortlisted for the UK’s best high street small business at this year’s Small Awards. Eeeeek!
In its fifth year, The Small Awards is a nationwide search for the smallest and greatest firms in the UK, across all sectors. It is organised annually by Small Business Britain, which champions, inspires and accelerates small businesses in the UK.
We've been chosen as one of five finalists for the ‘High Street Hero’ award, sponsored by TSB, that recognises a small business that has a proven record of contributing towards the success of their local high street.
When she heard the news, Alison said: “Being shortlisted for this award, in the year like the one we’ve just had, is such an honour. It’s a real testament to the incredible Mad Lilies team, who despite the challenges of the pandemic have adapted and worked so very hard to continue sharing the joy of flowers in Surrey. The support from our loyal customers has been incredible and we’ll be forever thankful.”
With eleven unique categories, the Small Awards celebrate the dynamism of the UK’s small business sector, across everything from longstanding family businesses and innovation-led start-ups, to social enterprise champions.
“After what has been a difficult year for the whole small business community, it has been inspirational to hear about phenomenal small businesses across the UK, and the determination and resilience they have shown throughout the pandemic,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, Founder of Small Business Britain.
“The Small Awards exist to celebrate and champion the amazing contribution of fantastic small firms like Mad Lilies. We received a record number of applications this year, with an incredibly high standard of entry, so all of the small businesses shortlisted should be rightly proud of this achievement.”
Judged by a panel of leading enterprise experts, the winners of all award categories, along with the overall winner of Small Business of the Year, will be announced on 13 May 2021.
“In what’s been the most challenging year for small businesses, we’re proud to see the hard work and creativity of so many business owners recognised through The Small Awards,” TSB’s Business Banking Director, Mark Curran said.
“Congratulations to Mad Lilies on being shortlisted amongst a high calibre of entrants – this is a great opportunity to take stock and celebrate your resilience in a tough year as well as your success and achievements.”
Wish us luck on the 13th May when we attend the virtual awards ceremony!!